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Ricky Schroder

in Altercation

with Airport Worker

2/27/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former child actor Ricky Schroder -- famous for his role on the 80s sitcom "Silver Spoons" -- assaulted an LAX airport worker in the middle of a busy terminal this week ... all because she wouldn't let him board with 3 bags ... at least that's what the woman told police.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... airport police were called to the scene early Monday morning following the alleged altercation.

The woman's story ... she was checking boarding passes when Ricky attempted to go through security with three bags ... when the limit is two.

The airport worker says Ricky then slapped her hand when she reached for his boarding pass.

When cops arrived, they interviewed both parties. No arrests were made and no report was taken.

Ricky's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells TMZ ... the woman was rude and confrontational when she told him he had too many bags.  Singer says the woman hit Ricky's hand and his phone went flying.  Ricky lunged to grab his phone and she screamed, "Assault!" 

Singer says there are independent witnesses to corroborate Ricky's story and if Ricky did what she said he would have been arrested.

TMZ obtained video of the scene moments after the confrontation ... in which the worker tells her side of the story. 


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First, if the employee finally decided to not make a citizens arrest, then the officers have nothing else they can do. It was a misdemeanor crime, not committed in their presence. Don't try to bring in 3 suitcases next time. Then you won't be on the news and you can go home and watch your sitcom reruns!

511 days ago

lisa c    

" My supervisors took too long to come down"

Makes us all feel secure.

511 days ago


I read the article and I thought that this sounded like a prime case of Angry, Entitled Black Woman Syndrome (AEBWS). I looked at the video and it turns out that I was correct.

AEBWS is responsible for many altercations like this. Most times when you hear about a customer at a fast food joint getting irate and assaulting an employee AEBWS is the cause.

511 days ago


her mouth is moving so I can tell she is lying. fat broad thinks she is going to get a chunk of money.

511 days ago


Yeah, she is very credible. A Harvard graduate. **People, have you seen the people who work at the airport?? They look like they just got off the boat, are on work release or on parole. Uneducated, thugs is what they are!!!! I believe Ricky S.

511 days ago

buzz kill    

Flying these days is getting to be like taking a bus ride in a ghetto.

511 days ago

buzz kill    

Say goodby to America, the Gestapo has arrived. OBEY! OBEY! you will OBEY!

511 days ago


Do NOT Mess with Gabourey Sidibe....

511 days ago


Rick is never causing problems and stays out of trouble. I have a hard time believeing this story. Some airport workers are notoriously rude and take waaaay too many liberties with patdowns, etc. By the way, you are looking GOOD Rick! Damn good looking man!!!!!

511 days ago


At first glance, I thought it was a picture of Jon Voight. Ricky has not aged well at all.

511 days ago


Airport workers? Please. They need to all be fired (TSA that is). They abuse their power 10 fold.

511 days ago

Spicy mag    

Lock this animal up. He's the new Chris brown.

511 days ago


Typical TSA agent, sadly.
Flying really does suck these days.

511 days ago


The workers at airports can do anything they want to passengers since 9/11. I wished EVERYONE would stop flying for 1 month and let the airports know that they can't treat people like they do....That would put the Unions on notice wouldn't it.? It would let them know the public they hate actually pays them.

511 days ago


Only a loser would fight these people. MORON!

511 days ago
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